The former boss of McLaren Automotive is now chairman of BAC
Mike Flewitt to lead BAC as it ‘prepares for further expansion’
The former boss of McLaren Automotive, Mike Flewitt, has today been announced as the new chairman of the Briggs Automotive Company. Better known as BAC. And better known as purveyors of the literally singular driving experience called the Mono.
Flewitt brings with him a wealth of experience, including eight years at the top of the McLaren Automotive tree where he oversaw the ‘Ultimate’ range of McLaren hypercars – stuff like the P1, Senna, Speedtail and Elva – along with evolving the original 12C concept through 570S, 650S and the superlative 720S.
He’ll join BAC just as the company plans on introducing new models to the current Mono line-up, and as it eyes up global expansion. He’ll also help oversee the “innovative new technologies” the company is developing. Indeed, last year a hydrogen-powered ‘e-Mono’ lapped Silverstone two entire seconds quicker than the ICE version.
“I have long admired what Neill and Ian Briggs have achieved with BAC, and their unflinching determination to engineer one of the finest driving machines on the planet,” Flewitt said. “The single-seater Mono and Mono R supercars are extraordinary accomplishments that could have only been created by continuously pushing the boundaries of automotive technology.
“Having been privileged to see BAC’s future growth plans and details of the new model line-up, I am honoured and excited in equal measure to accept Neill and Ian’s offer to join as chairman and become part of the BAC story. And given that I started my automotive career on a production line down the road in Halewood, it feels very good to be coming home to Liverpool.”
“We are elated that an industry leader of Mike’s incredible calibre has joined BAC as chairman. His appointment marks a pivotal moment in BAC’s history,” Ian Briggs added. His brother and co-founder Neill also said: “Equally important to everyone at BAC and our customers is the fact that Mike is a life-long car enthusiast and a passionate driver who understands the vast difference between ‘transportation’ and the sport of driving – and that is precisely what BAC stands for.”
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